Date: Feb-Mar 2011

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Barrel Cleaning, Kit Wine Tannins and Proper Sulfite Levels

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It seems to me like your Carmenère is a candidate for one of the “Wine Wizard’s” cheapest, easiest and most favorite ways to improve a tannic wine; egg white fining!

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Making Wine From Juice

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You may be curious about a way of making wine intermediate between using fresh fruit and making kit wines. Increasingly popular, the hobby of making wine from grape juice comes in two


Sauvignon Blanc: The ‘wild white”

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Sauvignon Blanc originated in the Loire Valley of France, and people started cultivating it as a wine grape starting sometime in the 19th century.


Can I Reduce Tannins in a Wine Kit Without Aging?

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It seems to me like your Carmenère is a candidate for one of the “Wine Wizard’s” cheapest, easiest and most favorite ways to improve a tannic wine; egg white fining! What could

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Can I Salvage an Oak Barrel if I Burned a Sulfur Stick While the Barrel Was Wet?

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I think your barrels should be salvageable. Since you fished out the sulfur stick and are aware that you might have some residual sulfurous acid hanging about, you’ve already won half the

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The MLF manufacturer’s instructions say the wine should be less than 15 ppm. Isn’t that risking spoilage?

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Since you don’t mention whether the 15 ppm is free or total SO2, it’s tough for me to refer specifically to either the instructions or your protocol. However, I routinely add up

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Oak Barrel Chemistry

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The benefits of fermenting or aging wine in toasted oak barrels are indisputable and unmatched by any other type of wood. Not only do oak compounds impart aromas and flavors as well


A Vineyard Education

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Back in 1995 I took my first viticulture course. I had returned from a short stint as a college instructor in Northern Minnesota, which proved a bit too cold for a third


“Hip” Winemaking: Dry Finish

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It was February of 2009 when our fascination with winemaking began. My wife Jan and I had planned on making rhubarb as our initial batch. The fruit had been waiting patiently in


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